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of freedom of religion and we call on the iranian authorities to respect mr. abedini's human rights and release him. there's a war of words over the controversial nuclear program and the rogue nation vowing to continue the research that they claim is for peaceful purposes. and holding war games as a warning to the rest of the world. and shannon bream has the latest from washington. >> reporter: family and friends of pastor abedini has now become a matter of life and death. an eight years sentence in one of iran's most brutal prisons. abedini born in iran, but has american citizenship was doing work with an orphanage, according to the group trying to get his release. he had a warning because of his work with christian houses in iran and the lcj has been representing the family and the pastor rec disturbing letter from jail. >> first, that they pass out pain medication toss prisoners there every day and second they won't give that to them because the nurse for the hospital for national security criminals, says he's the not clean, and there's a caste system. >> his wife says, with tod
as the new found religion, i've not given them props. john mccain before he was part of the d.r.e.a.m. act, he was part of it. timing is everything. now after they got their butt kicked they want go ahead and follow through what they started years and years ago. unfortunately the latino immigration is part of it. if you want to be an american, you're part of the game. >> listen to bobby are jindal. he's talking to his fellow republicans. >> we must not be part of the party who protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we've got stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment. paul ryan gave a similar sentiment this morning on "meet the press." ana, is this what your party needs? tough love? >> yes. we need to not sugarcoat it, we need to learn the lessons of the last election. i think governor jindal is right. i think paul ryan is right. i was at the republican retreat ten days ago at the house members and i can tell you we heard a lot of this. there is an acknowledgement within t
, for example, on a base and there are multiple religions who want to use that chapel or sacred space then there should be no permanent religious symbol on the extearer or interor because it's used by others. and i would say not because i would like everyone to have lots of different views and-- but no, it's to protect the constitution, which is the government should not establish one religion over another, in this case, i think it's a good thing. if there are many different religious beliefs represented they should not establish one over the other. >> ainsley: what building is this? isn't it a chapel? >> they could use that sacred space for different groups. if you have a cross outside of the chapel used by many different religious groups, including jewish and muslim then you're saying this is just for christians. >> is the answer not to remove the cross, to have the inclusion of all religious symbols there, how difficult would that be. >> the policy is that there's no permanent symbols and then once the religious service is going on, put up crosses, crucifixes, whatever religious sy
continued violation of the right of freedom of religion. we call on the iranian authorities to release mr. aberdeen any. the department of state is in close contact with the family and actively engaged on the case. we have reached out to the state department directly but so far no word on what next steps that agency may be planning. gregg? >> shannon bream life in washington. shannon thanks very much. heather? >> horrific scene in brazil. raging fire killing more than 230 people. this happened in a crowded nightclub there. at least 200 more were injured. the flames sweeping through the club in southern brazil early this morning. panicked party goers. they say they were trying to breathe, gas gasping for air. while stampeding the exit already blocked by bodies. witnesses also said that flare or fireworks that were lit by band members that i about started the blaze. >> this fire in brazil appears to be the deadliest in the past decade. the tragedy bringing to mind some other fatal nightclub fires like this one at the coconut grove club in boston nearly 500 people were killed there. more tha
that she couldn't win. she tried everything she could to, you know, get into the same religion. she tried to be everything she could possibly be to win travis over completely and she couldn't do it. so finally, it was, fican't have you, nobody can. >> geraldo: both of have you no doubted in your mind but that this woman committed this brutal crime. >> no question. all of us knew it. the minute we found out that travis was dead and he had been murdered. we were like, it's joadzy. it has to be jodi. she's crazy. all of us say saw -- a lot of us saw it right from the beginning. >> geraldo: you think it will be capitol murder. would you prefer her to be put to death? >> i would, yes. for as heinous of a crime. travis was an amazing person. he was so down to earth, so funny, so loving, not any of the things she is saying. he didn't deserve to die. >> geraldo: i have to leave it there. that's it for us. thank you very much for watching. have a great w w w w w
state voters sometimes cling to guns and religion that. still follows him around. we haven't seen any photos by the white house photographer from these skeet shooting sessions, you know. i was there at camp david with the president last summer when he had angela merkel. >> was there any skeet shooting? >> the president sometimes plays golf and basketball with the guys. it was a remarkable soft of line in this interview and people kind of raised their eyebrows, never seen it, and i'd like to know about the president's ability on the skeet shooting range. >> it would be a remarkable photo to see. >> it would if we could get it. got to go, guys. thank you. appreciate it. >> still to come, the secretary of state on her way out but do not expect her to fade away. we will talk to one of her former top advisers about what's next for her and the gop slamming the president for what he laid out at the inauguration. how much did he play to the left wing? this is msnbc, the place for politics. )p0á)uog5u,qcf;ub"h.ab that'll save the day. ♪ so will bounty select-a-size. it's the smaller powerfu
as republicans newfound religion, i'm giving them props, this is not new for them either. john mccain, before he was against the dream act was a co author, a co sponsor of the dream act. it was all about politics. i would agree with anna, timing is everything, and now after they got their butt kicked they want to follow through on what they started years and years ago. unfortunately, the latino population has been a pawn in the political game. if you want to be here, you're a part of the game. >> speaking of the gop. i want you to listen to bobby jindal, he's talking to his fellow republicans. >> we must not be the party that protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we have to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious, it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment, paul ryan gave a similar sentiment this morning on meet the press. is this what your party needs, tough love? >> yes, we need to not sugar coat it, we need to learn the lessons of the last election, i think governor jindal is correct, i think paul ryan is right, i
as republicans new found religion, this is not new props. he was a co-author of the dream act. it was all about politics. i will agree with ana, timing 1 everything. after they got their butt kicked they want to follow through. it has been a pawn in the big political gain. this is with what it means to be an american. you're part of the game. >> okay. speaking of the gop, i want you to listen to bobby jindal. >> we must not be the party that protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we just reject identity politics. we have to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks likes adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment. paul ryan gave a similar one on "meet the press". is this what your part needs, tough love? >> yes. we need to not sugar coat itment we need to learn the lessons. i think paul ryan is right. i was at the republican retreat of the house members. i'll tell you, we heard a lot of this. there is an acknowledgment within the republican party we have to reboot. look, the best part that happened out of this election is t
psychiatried or family based on race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, and the national boy counties made them take that down if their website. >> you know, i'm not sure whether it was the national organization or the national capital organization. the sort of local umbrella organization for the scouts. they were urged to conform to the national policy. they've been enforcing the national policy at the same time that knee had active consideration of change it. the change is coming both from the grassroots level and from the top as well. two members of the board of directors, the ceos of at&t and ernst and young have publicly said this he they think this policy should change, and during the last presidential campaign both barack obama and mitt romney also called for a change of policy. >> the times, they are achanging. pete williams, thank you very much. look forward to more of your reporting on this important development. today, a major breakthrough on immigration reform. leading senators from both political parties to agree on a path to citizenship combined first with stron
we have a kind of americanized version of prosperity gospel religion in america, and yet micah asked the question how do you worship? do you worship with fatted calves or rivers of oil? you do justice and you love mercy and walk before god not arrogantly. that's micah's answer to the question. jesus puts another one. he says preach the gospel, good news to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, set the captive free. so i thought he was very profound in his prayer today, but i thought president obama back to that again delved deeply into the declaration of independence today much like dr. king did talking about the american promise, the big tent where you are gay or straight or whether you are black or white, whether you are in appalachia or selma, all are in and nobody is out. i thought that was the major thrust of that address today. >> thank you so much for joining us on this special day. and i'm delighted to say that having steamed through various traffic and con investigation, i'm joined by jonathan capehart of the "washington post" and julian epstein, both of whom are special and pre
inaugural was repairing, bind up the nation's wounds. he made multiple references to god and to religion and apropos that right now, myrlie evers-williams, the widow of medgar evers, who was slain 50 years ago in 1963 is giving the benediction for these ceremonies, and this is only the second time, by the way, that a presidential inauguration has taken place on martin luther king day. the first time, don, was when you were there in the white house in 1997 for president clinton. let's listen to miss williams. >> let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. may the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy, and girl be honored. may all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and a history of disinfranchised votes to today's expression of a more perfect union. we ask, too, almighty, that where our paths seem blanketed by thorns of oppr
religion is to care for the widows and the orphans and jesus says at the last judgment it all comes down to how did you respond to the needs of the least of these. this is america at our best. at our best, we are a humble people and we remember the call to have passion for the least of these. that is why it's etched inside the sought of liberty give me your tired and poor, the send these the homeless to me. i lift my lamp beside the golden door. humility and compassion for the oh pressed are central to the heart and character and are meant to be central to the heart and character of this nation. the second thing we learn is the importance of having a vision. a professor retired from harvard business school noted tasks of any important leader are to cast a vision for the too much and to inspire people to pursue it. it has to be a clear picture of where we want to go, a preferred picture of the future. he led the slaves out of egypt but that was not enough. quickly they began to desire to go back to egypt. the wilderness was hard. he had to constantly remind them of the vision. he said her
is somewhat distressing, we are moving in our country to maybe a state religion which says anybody who believes homosexuality is biblically untrue is some kind of a pariah, and so we're forcing a religious belief on the catholics and on the muslims and all these religious groups who happen to believe that homosexuality's inappropriate. whatever each of you believe, you should be able to believe what you want to believe. but i don't think the government should force or a religion onto a nation of people where we've so held, clinged to our idea of religious freedom. someone has told me, and this is a high-level person who all of you know, he heads up one of the think tanks, that george soros has funded an organization which is now going into churches to tape sermons for the fact that going forward -- i believe it's section 501 and not necessarily 501(c)(3), but the bob jones university lost its tax exemption because they had a policy against interracial marriage. and that was against public policy. so what this section in the irs says, 501, if you are against public policy, your tax exem
for themselves. james has it this way, true religion undefiled before god is to care for the widows and the orphan and jesus as the last judgment all comes down to this, how did you respond to the needs of the least of these? this is america at our best. outer banks we are humble people and remember the call to have compassion for the least of these, which is why in this magnificent home in the statue of liberty or give me your tired, poor huddled masses yearning to breathe free. the rest age, sending us, the homeless to me. i lift my lamp beside the golden door. humility and courageous compassion for the marginalized in the oppressed are central to the heart and character of those days and are meant to be central to the heart and character of this nation. the second thing we learned from those days is the importance of having a vision. professor john potter now retired from business school netted two of the most important tasks of any theater are to cast a compelling vision for the future and inspire and motivate people to burst do it. that vision has to be clear and compelling pic
of the universal right of freedom of religion and we call on iranian authorities to respect mr. abedini's human rights and release him. >>> the husband and brother of a woman missing in turkey for more than a week are on the way to istanbul to find her. the woman was traveling alone to fulfill her photography dream. she was to fly back to the u.s. on january 22 know. her passport and medical documents were found in the istanbul hotel room. friends and family created this website to help tracking her down. >>> some of hollywood's biggest names can add s.a.g. award winner to their impressive resumes. screen actors guild awards saved one of the biggest surprises for last. michelle turner joins us now it's all about "argo." >> a lot of people thousand "linco "lincoln" wod take home the best picture trophy. but ben affleck and his cast of "argo" said not so fast. actors, actors, everywhere. it was about union in every way. both lead actress winner, jennifer lawrence and anne hathaway who won supporting actors honors talked about getting their s.a.g. cards at age 14. >> it felt like the beginning of
security and they're worried that the iranian authorities are rather than talking religion, talking about political issues. and that makes it all that much more serious. bill: what is the situation for christians in iran, for them, amy? >> reporter: well, you know, bill, there are 300,000 christians in iran. many are armenian and assyrian. but it is evangelicals the converts who are under the most scrutiny. they have this network what they call house churches. increasingly according to sources here those networks are being infiltrated. and those are the christians who really are in trouble these days. they are being cracked down on. it is estimated hundreds of them are in jail. you may remember, the case of youcef nard nard, who was in jail for several years recently released. the his situation is tenuous. several journalists were arrested over the weekend believed to be an act of intimidation before the national elections in the country. bill: thank you, amy. we'll speak with the pastor's wife. her first television interview since her husband was sentenced. we'll get an interview with th
but to invent your own religion you're own spirituality. ♪ you got to help me to take a stand ♪ >> if i say "fire and rain," what's the first thought you have? >> i remember where i was when i wrote the tune. >> where were you? >> whether it first occurred to me. i was in a basement flat in london in the west end. ♪ oh i seen fire and i seen rain ♪ >> and the song just came to me. and then -- >> just came to me? >> uh-huh. i mean you know, songs were -- that was happening frequently to me at that point. and -- >> why was that at that point this was happening to you? >> well, i had a lot of empty time. i had a lot of energy. i had a lot of yearning a lot of unsolved senses of -- i very much wanted to express myself and define myself. >> was that the most fertile period for you ever? >> yeah, yeah it was. i was really busting at the seams to express myself. ♪ i'm going to carolina in my mind ♪ >> where did that song come from? >> i was homesick. i was in london and i was -- i was just thinking about north carolina. i was so -- >> does it just flow once you got on to
at them. it's our secular religion. that's what this day is. think of what an extraordinary moment it is. a person is a private citizen. they take that oath. they become the most powerful person in the world. they're finished. they go out. they go back out. and they're a private person again. almost no other country in the world is that possible. it's an extraordinary moment. >> i've been disappointed. a lot of people have been disappointed. if you read "the new york times" this weekend, how the president managed the office on a personal basis with members on the hill on both sides. are you hopeful that this president has learned from some of the mistakes of the first term and he's going to reach out more aggressively? even to his own party on the hill. >> well, i think he's a reflective person. he does think he's talked more than most leaders about what he did wrong the first term. that's not usual that these characters admit it and he has. i'm not sure how far he'll get reaching out to republicans. he's tried more than we know. they just didn't come sometimes. the democr
we worship a real god and they worship the false god. never mind the fact that both religions agree it is the same god. here's jerry boykin on fox news on sunday. >> mixing the genders in those combat units where there is no privacy, where they're out on extended operations and there's no opportunity for people to have any privacy whatsoever. i certainly don't want to be in that environment with a female because it's degrading and human igiating enough to have -- humiliating enough to do your personal hygiene and the normal functions among your teammates. >> john: eric, is he saying we can send them to kill people and be killed and be shot at but it must be degrading if someone sees my wee-wee? >> yeah. the idea that this hasn't been discussed within the pentagon for at least a decade. hasn't been signed off by all of the senior officials and things like that. i mean what do these people think? obama called up the generals and said make this happen? for someone like boykin who's been in the military to pretend he has no idea, you know, how decisions are made in the military, it is k
in consultation with her doctor, her family, and her religion, not the federal government. there's now a generation of women who do not remember the time before roe vs. wade. a time when men assumed they coulsay what women could and could not do about their personal private health care and reproduction. we still have a lot of work to do. unfortunately, over the past 40 years there have been numerous legislative attempts to deny this right to women and treat women who exercise control over their own bodies as criminals. we have to make sure that we defend also title 10, maternal and child health care programs, public access to reproductive heal care, and that we re-authorize the violence against women act. but we must remember the time before roe vs. wade. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? if the gentlewoman from colorado is recognized for e minute. ms. degette: thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday in his inaugural address our president reminded us of the founding principle of our nation, that al
, and then it talks about egyptian. it doesn't talk about their sex or religion or sex. it continues talking about egyptians as persons. so that's the whole thing. >> when you wanted to say something? >> [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i believe that the west must be aware of something. now, after the revolution the west wanted to deal with arab regimes that were similar to his own regime, similar to his own situation. they thought that the situation would be similar to what they had in the west. however, the people in the arab world don't want that. they want respect for their own specificities, they have their own conditions and their own contexts. what do we want as arab people? we don't want women to ware the veil -- wear the veil to remove the veil, we don't want to force them to wear the veil. we don't want to force anybody to do anything. now, of course, we are witnessing this movement and this transformation in our society, and we have some people who might force their wives or their daughters to wear the veil or to remove the veil. however, this is not the opinion of the mainst
, and if not they are imposing their religion on you. that is a backwards notion. >> the idea that women are simply reproductive units that have to be given drugs or abortion drugs, that strikes me as an insufficient moral anthropological respect for women. >> there are a few rhetorical deficiencies that loom large in the emory, but they are in -- memory, but they are in contrast to pro-life wins. to what do you attribute those gains at the state level? >> there are political developments that should embolden us. just the size of the crowd here, and the youthfulness, and if anybody like the republican party were to abandon this issue, imagine losing the energy of the people gathered here today, how disappointed they would be. we need to be realistic about what this legislation can do. it was only, 2010," was loader - lower turnout, but there was a wave election where obamacare was the central theme, and it should still be because we have not seen it yet. we are just getting the foreshadowing before the big earthquake. that brought in conservative legislators, said to bt partiers interested in a new future for f
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